Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof DR HAMKA (Uhamka) has been awarded the highest rank in the Webometric ranking among 172 Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) throughout Indonesia. Webometrics is a ranking system for the world’s universities initiated by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/CSIC), the largest public research council in Spain. The rank aimed to promote academic web presence, supporting Open Access systems from universities to transfer knowledge.
Developing institutional motivation was assessed based on the visibility impact (50%), openness (10%), and excellence (40%). Meanwhile, from the impact factor, Webometrics ranked from media networking and information that spread in the digital world. The information particularly referred to the university. Uhamka commits to improving curriculum quality, good governance, facilities and technology, and human resources quality (as the most essential). “Currently, we are developing towards excellent accreditation status. By this achievement of Webometric assessment, we are motivated to move faster, more interactive, and tenacious,” said Prof Gunawan, the Rector of Uhamka.
Prof Gunawan also mentioned that Uhamka became the center of civilization capable of integrating the Four Values ‘Catur Dharma’ in every academic civitas program of MHEIs. It also aligned with Uhamka’s vision and mission as Prophetic Teaching University in the near future.